NUHW Pulse – December 2016: the latest news from NUHW

December 21st, 2016

Welcome to the December 2016 year-end edition of NUHW Pulse, our union’s e-newsletter!

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An extraordinary year for NUHW

This short video highlights our organizing and contract victories from October 2015 to October 2016. Since then, we’ve organized more workers and settled more contracts. For more details, see the stories below. Read more

 

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Nearly 2,000 workers joined NUHW in the past year

Since January, we have organized more than 1,800 workers in facilities throughout California, winning elections in new and residual organizing campaigns. Read more

 

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Year in review — contract victories and bargaining updates

NUHW had a hugely successful bargaining year in 2016, winning 16 contracts covering 8,000 members. We are currently bargaining seven more contracts. Read more

 

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Seton and Salinas: How member unity won strong contracts in 2016

Two very different campaigns resulted in strong contracts for members at Seton Medical Center and Salinas Valley Memorial Hospital. Read more

 

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NUHW Op-ed: Trump’s plan to repeal Obamacare

Trump’s choice for health secretary suggests Obamacare’s days are numbered, says NUHW President Sal Rosselli in this Sacramento Bee op-ed. Read more

 

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Members oust corrupt provider from Alameda County jails

How NUHW members at Santa Rita Jail and Glenn Dyer Detention Facility forced Corizon out and won a new contract with CFMG. Read more

 

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A recap of the NUHW 2016 Leadership Conference

Nearly 300 stewards from throughout California gathered in Oakland in October for NUHW’s fourth annual Leadership Conference. Read more

 

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NUHW op-ed: Making mental health a federal priority

The 21st Century Cures Act includes mental health reforms, but questions remain whether the Trump administration will fulfill the bill’s promise, says NUHW President Sal Rosselli in this San Francisco Examiner op-ed. Read more

 

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NUHW members campaign for union-endorsed issues and candidates

With a busy primary season and historic November general election, NUHW members tirelessly worked the phones and hit the streets on behalf of our endorsed candidates and issues. More than 80 percent of our endorsed candidates won! Read more

 

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KQED’s in-depth coverage of mental health care in California

KQED Radio health reporter April Dembosky produced an excellent series of stories delving into the obstacles that confront patients seeking mental health care services in California. Read more